Principle Healthcare named best exporter in Yorkshire & Humber

9 February 2015

Principle Healthcare now in the running to win £30,000 worth of government support

Principle Healthcare International in Skipton has been named as a Yorkshire & Humber winner of the GREAT Faces of British Business competition. The Business is GREAT Britain campaign launched the competition in 2014, in association with BT Business, to find the most innovative and exciting UK businesses.

Named Best Exporter in Yorkshire & Humber, Principle Healthcare is now in the running to win the national competition and the top prize of £30,000 worth of government support. The winners will be decided by a combination of judging and public vote. 

Mike Davies, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Principle Healthcare International said:

“We’re thrilled to have been selected as a regional winner in the GREAT Faces of British Business competition. There’s a wealth of innovative small and medium-sized businesses out there and it’s great to be recognised as one of them by the competition. We would love to win the national award and so please show your support by voting for us on”

Principle Healthcare International has been trading for seven years, providing vitamins, minerals and supplements across the globe.

Trading in 41 countries, having won the Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2012, Principle Healthcare International demonstrates a commitment to quality people and service across the globe with the UK Royal stamp of excellence. Principle Healthcare has the expertise and capability to produce within the UK and supply vitamins in various forms, including uncoated tablets, coated tablets, effervescent tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, dextrose and liquids within customer brands, private label contracts, government tenders, and their own portfolio of brands.

Having seen a greater demand from Europe, Principle Healthcare has now opened an office in Germany which in turn has won some big tenders for 2015-16.

To find out more about the regional winners in the running for the national prize, visit With public voting making up 50 per cent of the final decision, your vote really does count. Voting will close on 23 February and the winner will be announced on 3 March.

The national competition consists of the regional winners from the three categories: best exporter, most innovative business, and best growth story. The grand prix winner, selected by a national judging panel, will also be announced in March. The prize includes a bespoke creative advertising campaign worth £30,000, along with an iPad Air and unlimited BT Wi-Fi for 12 months, courtesy of BT Business.

In addition, the winner will also receive a package of export support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), which works with UK businesses to help them succeed in international markets and supports the Business is GREAT Britain campaign, with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).

Business Minister Matthew Hancock said:

“I’m delighted to see the GREAT Faces of British Business competition celebrating the small businesses up and down the country that form the bedrock of economic growth.

“Principle Healthcare is a brilliant example of a successful small firm run by enterprising and hardworking people. We are backing them all the way and, with the advice and support on offer, there has never been a better time to start and grow a business in the UK.”

Steve Rathborne, Director of Sales, BT Business said:

“As an organisation, BT Business wants to help and support small businesses to succeed. Great Britain has a pedigree of producing innovative and successful businesses and leaders, and the regional winners that have been selected are proof that Great Britain is still producing these businesses. That’s why we’re supporting the Business is GREAT Britain campaign in order to discover and champion the entrepreneurial talent that’s out there and to give businesses an opportunity to boost their fortunes even further through a marketing package and business support from BT Business and UKTI.”

The Business is GREAT Britain campaign aims to celebrate and inspire small businesses and is run by BIS and UKTI. It provides relevant advice and information for small and medium sized enterprises looking to grow, hire, export, lead and access finance. There is a single place for all businesses to go for help:

BT provides communications services to around 900,000 small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK and to over 6,500 corporate and public sector organisations in countries across the world.

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